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Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Let's See or Hear You Play!
« Last post by Kareem Zedan on May 29, 2018, 09:21 AM »
Hey guys,

This is a new video I recorded, it's pretty heavy and different. I've tried out my new snare on this is well, I'm very happy with it, tell me what you think!!!

Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Sitting In ... it's been years
« Last post by JeepnDrummer on May 27, 2018, 03:01 PM »
Ha, just when I not only accepted my hiatus from playing out, but was also looking forward to getting back into golf and fishing, I get a call to join a band.  I really feel blessed as these are very accomplished players who are above my level.  One of them is on all the albums of a well-known country star and toured with him during his entire career.  Most importantly, though, they're great people.  As Billy Ward would say, "They give good bus." 

Consequently, I put my drum lessons on hold while I get spun up on a long list of songs.  My hands have suffered a bit, but I'll get back on that wagon once I get their set list down.  A side benefit is we can asked 2-4x as much for a gig.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
« Last post by Bart Elliott on May 26, 2018, 02:11 PM »
Bob, what cymbal stands are those?

I'm not Bob, but I believe those are Axis cymbal stands. Very cool design.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
« Last post by Jon E on May 23, 2018, 10:10 AM »
Bob, what cymbal stands are those?
General Board / Re: shell depth
« Last post by Bart Elliott on May 19, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Yes, depth of shell does not directly affect the pitch ... something one of our members found out after designing a prototype drum that could change it's shell depth.

I've shared this in other discussions, but the depth of a shell offers the POTENTIAL for lower pitches via tuning. The important word is potential. It won't make the drum sound deeper, but it will allow you to get lower/deeper sounds out of the drum.
Gear / Equipment / Instruments / Re: Show us your drum/perc set-up
« Last post by Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:52 AM »
It's been a while. My main kit for gigging this summer. A 1969ish Slingerland, Skyblue Pearl, 13, 14, 16 and 20. Rogers COB Dynasonic snare, and a nice mix of Mehmet, Agop, and Bosphorus Cymbals. Better Pics as the summer progresses. Enjoy! B.

Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Keith Moon - Featured Musician
« Last post by Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:38 AM »
Nice page!
Question: are there many (any?) video of Moon playing when he wasn't preening for the camera? I have a really hard time equating what I hear on recordings to the "style" I see on video. I would like to see what he's doing when he's really working, making music. B.
General Board / Re: shell depth
« Last post by Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:29 AM »
So many variables, but essentially what Anthony said. B.
General Board / Re: Tips on practicing?
« Last post by Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:28 AM »
Practice...Hmmm. Something I rarely do anymore. Life is just in the way. Career, family, other interests. But I do play regularly in a classic rock cover band. While I may on rare occasion put on the headphones and just play, Usually, if I am in the chair, it means that I have a very specific part to learn. SO, I would say to pick your spots. Focus on a task. Focus on A sticking pattern, A groove, A signature fill or beat. And play it until your family thinks that it is the only thing you know. Since I have no regular practice sessions, my learning becomes very targeted. FWIW...Bob
General Board / Re: How the music industry is changing
« Last post by Bob Dias on May 18, 2018, 11:20 AM »
Interesting question. For me…
…while buying music has never been easier, I have only ever in the last 5-10 years been back filling my collection with older music that is now in digital format. I have yet to actually purchase a CD from ANY modern artist. Which leads me to…
…Music has never been easier to make or distribute. That means that there is a lot of crap to wade through. Seems like the modern music industry is even more focused on immediate profitability like never before, with little to no artist development. This leads to music produced for the lowest common denominator listener. It’s hard to say if the music has become more cliquish or more homogenized.
…Live music? I have not gone to see a big, prime act in more than 30 years. I stick to small venues/clubs. Just cannot justify the cost of the tickets. As for local music, my band stopped playing bars several years ago and now we only play private, community and corporate events. We play a bar only on some random Saturday/Sunday afternoon from 3-6 so our friends can come out and have a nice time.
…or maybe I’m just getting old.
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